Friday, March 6, 2009

Some 2009 Twitter Statistics

Via istrategylabs: 2009 Twitter Demographics and Statistics Report.

I was bit surprised to find that Twitter is more heavily female than male, but not that it's popular in the 18-34 demographic.

2 Comments:

At September 6, 2009 at 7:44 AM, Anonymous Trine said...

HI! Why were you surprised? Actually, it didn't surprise me that there were more females on twitter; i think women have traditionally placed more importance on communicative interconnectivity. As technology (a traditionally male domain that has been known to intimidate women) is becoming so user-friendly, it rather makes sense. ;)

 
At September 6, 2009 at 7:30 PM, Anonymous Fazia Rizvi said...

I don't think technology has been as traditionally a male domain as people seem to think. Public spheres of the internet have typically been male dominated - and that's what most journalists and researchers have immediate access too. Private spheres (like email lists) tended to attract women in great numbers, but also made them invisible to the public at large.

My surprise stems from the fact that Twitter is a very public sphere. But then agin, blogging is also a very public sphere and women took to that in droves. I wonder if Twitter's heavy female demographic may actually be a result of almost a decade of woman bloggers.

 

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